Text: H.R.1213 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Public Law No: 114-6 (03/20/2015)
[114th Congress Public Law 6]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office]
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Public Law 114-6
To make administrative and technical corrections to the Congressional
Accountability Act of 1995. <<NOTE: Mar. 20, 2015 - [H.R. 1213]>>
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Office of
Compliance Administrative and Technical Corrections Act of 2015. 2 USC
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Office of Compliance Administrative
and Technical Corrections Act of 2015''.
SEC. 2. PROCEDURES FOR MEDIATION AND HEARINGS UNDER CONGRESSIONAL
ACCOUNTABILITY ACT OF 1995.
(a) Requiring Mediators To Be Appointed From Master List.--Section
403 of the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1403) is
(1) in subsection (b)(1), by striking ``after considering
recommendations by organizations composed primarily of
individuals experienced in adjudicating or arbitrating personnel
matters'' and inserting ``from the master list developed and
maintained under subsection (e)''; and
(2) by adding at the end the following new subsection:
``(e) Master List of Mediators.--
``(1) Development and maintenance of master list.--The
Executive Director shall develop and maintain a master list of
individuals who are experienced in adjudicating, arbitrating, or
mediating the kinds of personnel and other matters for which
mediation may be held under this section. Such list may include,
but not be limited to, members of the bar of a State or the
District of Columbia and retired judges of the United States
``(2) Consideration of candidates.--In developing the master
list under this subsection, the Executive Director shall
consider candidates recommended by the Federal Mediation and
Conciliation Service or the Administrative Conference of the
(b) Clarification of Deadline To Elect Proceedings After End of
Period of Mediation.--Section 404 of such Act (2 U.S.C. 1404) is amended
by striking ``Not later than 90 days after a covered employee receives
notice of the end of the period of mediation, but no sooner than 30 days
after receipt of such notification, such covered employee'' and
inserting ``Not later than 90 days, but not sooner than 30 days, after
the end of the period of mediation, a covered employee''.
(c) Notification of Confidentiality Requirements.--
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(1) Mediations.--Section 416(b) of such Act (2 U.S.C.
1416(b)) is amended by striking the period at the end and
inserting the following: ``, and the Executive Director shall
notify each person participating in the mediation of the
confidentiality requirement and of the sanctions applicable to
any person who violates the confidentiality requirement.''.
(2) <<NOTE: Applicability.>> Hearings and deliberations.--
Section 416(c) of such Act (2 U.S.C. 1416(c)) is amended by
adding at the end the following: ``The Executive Director shall
notify each person participating in a proceeding or deliberation
to which this subsection applies of the requirements of this
subsection and of the sanctions applicable to any person who
violates the requirements of this subsection.''.
(d) <<NOTE: 2 USC 1403 note.>> Effective Date.--The amendments made
by this section shall apply with respect to mediations and other
proceedings which are first initiated after the date of the enactment of
SEC. 3. <<NOTE: 2 USC 1381 note.>> ADDITIONAL TERM FOR MEMBERS OF
BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF OFFICE OF COMPLIANCE.
Notwithstanding section 301(e)(1) of the Congressional
Accountability Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1381(e)(1)), any individual serving
as a member of the Board of Directors of the Office of Compliance as of
February 28, 2015, may be appointed to serve for one additional term of
Approved March 20, 2015.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 1213:
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 161 (2015):
Mar. 4, considered and passed House.
Mar. 9, considered and passed Senate.